Carolina Reaper Challenge Marathon/Half Marathon


July 14


01:00 pm - 08:00 pm


Upstate Ultras


Carolina Reaper Challenge
Conquer the Rock – July 14th 2018 at Heritage Park
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Welcome to the fist annual Carolina Reaper Marathon and Half Marathon event! We are pleased to bring a new and exciting twist to the full and half distance that will be great for the first time finishers of these events as well as give a new challenge to all the speed demons out there!

The Carolina Reaper was developed right in the the Carolina’s and is now knows around the world as the hottest pepper known to man. The Carolina Reaper, originally named the HP22B, is a cultivar of the Capsicum Chinese plant. The pepper is red and gnarled, with a small pointed tail. In 2013, Guinness World Records dubbed it the hottest chili in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”. Bred right here in a Rock Hill, South Carolina greenhouse by “Smokin” Ed Currie, proprietor of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, the Carolina Reaper was certified as the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013 The original crossbreed was between a Bhut jolokia and a red habanero, and is named ‘Reaper’ due to the shape of its tail. You can also find traces of this pepper in the Paqui Reaper Chip which holds its own record for being the hottest chip in the world with ground up Reaper powder sprinkled on top of this one chip wonder!

**Also available with a little kick are some Carolina Reaper IPA’s and Reaper Beef Jerky! Most of these products will be available for taste during the course of the race! **

At the moment start times are subject to change due to park policy and concert arrangements:

– 10 x 2.62 (Reaper) Starts at 2pm
– 5 x 2.62 (Ghost and Ruck) starts at 5:20pm
– 1 x 2.62 (Jalapeno) Starts at 8:00pm

Runners will have 40 minutes to complete a 2.62 Mile.
After 40 minutes runners will begin their consecutive loops
All laps are started together with a cowbell ring.
If you complete your loop in 20 minutes you will have a 20 minute break
If you complete your loop in 39 minutes you will have a 1 minute break
This style of race gives everyone an opportunity to finish and we all finish together.
The course is all paved bike path in a very flat nice park.

Awards to Fast People
Awards to Slow People
Awards to people sharing beer during the laps!
Awards for closest time to 40 minutes without going over

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